In a nutshell: A fragrant and deliciously savoury and crunchy French Cabernet Franc from the Loire Valley
The lowdown: Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil sits on the north banks of the Loire to the west of Tours and light, early maturing wines made Cabernet Franc are the speciality. This one, that we particularly like, is vey much a 'natural' wine with few chemicals being used in the vinaeyard and no sulphur in the winery. While the bottle, at a distance, could well be mistaken for a Coca Cola, we'd urge you not to let that put you off. It's actually wonderfully gratifying, aromatic and moreish. Exuberantly fresh, brimming with cherry and cranberry goodness and a with lively wriggle of liquorice it's quite the refresher.
When to drink: It's really delicious and inviting and stands out even better if you chill it just for a bit before serving
A hare-brained person, a coiffure, and a little storm in a wine glass. Sébastien David comes from a line of winemakers stretching back many generations.
Since 1999 he's made stunning Cabernet Franc wines from 15 hectares of vines planted by his grandparents around seventy years ago. His are natural wines from Ecocert certified fruit which is biodynamically farmed.